Gleeson Homes, (“Gleeson”) has appointed Irwin Mitchell to its panel for its property legal work, including the areas of transactional property, planning and environment, real estate disputes, construction, commercial agreements and disputes and regulatory work. This could generate instructions from up to ten regional Land Directors/Heads of Land covering the North and Midlands.
The Irwin Mitchell team was led by Northern property transactional partner Michelle Beaumont (Head of the firm’s Housing Sector) and Danny Revitt (co-head of Real Estate Disputes)
Irwin Mitchell is one of three new legal firms appointed by Gleeson to its panel.
Gleeson is the trading name of part of the MJ Gleeson plc group of companies, a UK FTSE Small Cap housebuilder. It builds affordable, quality homes and currently operates from nine regional and one head office, based across the North of England and in the Midlands.
In the financial year ended 30 June 2022 Gleeson Homes delivered its medium-term strategic objective of doubling home sales within five years by completing the sale of 2,000 homes during FY2022, an increase of 10.4% compared with the previous year, (with an increased average selling price of £167,300.) It opened 23 new build sites during the year, had 87 active development sites of which 61 are actively selling. Land pipeline has increased to 16,814 plots on 160 sites as of 30 June 2022 (representing over eight years of sales), of which 8,336 plots on 68 sites have been conditionally purchased subject to receiving planning permission.
Danny Revitt said, “As two established businesses with ambitious growth plans and a national presence that were founded and are still headquartered in Sheffield, there is a natural synergy between Gleeson and Irwin Mitchell. We are excited to work with Gleeson as it rolls out more projects across the North and Midlands.”
Michelle Beaumont continued, “We already have a strong reputation in the housing sector advising major housebuilders on their legal issues. We are delighted with our appointment, which gives us the opportunity to work with a leading business in the sector.”